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re: Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
Del, there was a thread on this awhile back (I'm too lazy to link back to it). The Idester suggested using a cheap aquarium pump and some tubing. I tried it, and it really works well.

In GEAR » Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
April 03, 3:30pm

Re: trekking pole straps usage.....yes or no
A couple years ago I had my first real face-to-face encounter with a big grizzly on a GNP trail. It seemed to take several seconds to get my hands out of the straps of my beloved BPL Stix so I coul...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 03, 1:31pm

Boulder Lightpackers
Sorry for your schedule conflict, Gordon. When we scored the meeting room space at Neptune's, we had to commit to a specific day each month through 2014. We decided upon the second Tuesday of t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
April 02, 5:15pm

re: Brew Pub Next Door
It would be great to finally meet you Randy, after all this time. And you will win the gnar award for the drive through Denver during the height of rush hour!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
April 02, 12:48pm

It's free, for everybody
It's a completely free program. We don't have any money, so that's why we can't even pay Mags an honorarium (but maybe a couple of free beers at the brew pub next door afterwards). ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
April 02, 12:31pm

Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
I want to announce an upcoming local event. Our Boulder Lightpackers meet-up group will be hosting a forum on through-hiking (or section hiking) long trails. We will have BPL's own Paul Mag...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
April 02, 9:02am

re:...do you really need to puncture it?
My recycling center boys get kinda grumpy if they aren't punctured first. I think I read where you don't want to use a galvanized nail to poke the holes, as they might cause a spark. Not go...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
April 01, 10:51am

...Stand way back, take video,...
And say, "Hey, Bubba, watch this!"

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
March 31, 3:47pm

Blow off the upper loop
I would forget the whole upper loop, for Mammoth is about the only thing worthwhile. Too many crowds there for me, but I usually stop there when passing through, just to see my buddy who is the bac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Day hikes Yellowstone
March 31, 2:02pm

re: HMG Southwest
Good luck to you with the trade, Matt. It's a great pack.

In Gear Swap » Want to Swap: HMG 3400 Medium for Lrg.
March 28, 8:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm